Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    As a whole; for the whole sum; jointly and severally. See 115 U. S. 264, 29 L. Ed. 377, 6 Sup. Ct. Rep. 40.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In the civil law. For the whole; as a whole. An obligation in solido is one where each of the several obligors is liable for the whole; that is, it is joint and several. Henderson v. Wadsworth, 115 U. S. 264, 6 Sup. Ct 140, 29 In Ed. 377. Possession in solidum is exclusive possession. When several persons obligate themselves to the Obligee by the terms "in solido," or use any other expressions which clearly show that they intend that each one shall be separately bound to perform the whole of the obligation, it is called an "obligation in solido" on the part of the obligors. Civ. Code La. art. 2082.